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4 hours ago, Chris Bamford said:

It’s ready for paint and installation... my beloved couldn’t figure out what it is; I thought forum members might be interested to try. 
 

I’ll post in-use photos tomorrow. 
 

 

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Not much mystery here, obviously it's a henway. 

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2 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Why start with a third of a tile? 

That's not where you start it's where you end. Typically you measure and/or work from the center so the edge tiles are symmetric..........Bob

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If you'd turn it around the right way it would be obvious.

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Thinking some more about it, this gizmo is probably more of brass-era car accessory (windshield) accessory... a place to hang the wind screen when not mounted on the car (1912 KisselKar 4-50). I used to rotate between windshield on and off several times a season but until last week it hadn't been off for years. Kind of fun — and exhilarating — but Lady Michelle understandably won't ride without her goggles.

 

Photos in order: Bracket on the high wall; Windshield installed; No windshields on our fire equipment in the day; The head-on view is a dandy; No windshield in the way helps with group shots like these two random families in the park this afternoon. 

 

1 K12 Windshield bracket.jpeg

 

2 K12 Windshield.jpg

 

3 1912 Kissel Lauder .jpg

 

4 K12 no windshield.jpeg

 

5 K12 Moms&kids.jpeg

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On 5/11/2021 at 3:05 PM, edinmass said:

 

 

Not much mystery here, obviously it's a henway. 

I was thinking of one of them early Canhardly's.  

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On 5/11/2021 at 8:46 AM, motoringicons said:

A brass era, mid-century modern, aero-dynamic, mother-in-law seat???!!!!!

Was Charles Eames around that early?

 

Craig

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Chris, nice job I would have never guessed but I love the idea. Jumping ahead about 90yrs I have been wanting to make some kind of rack to hold the T top glass from my car when I take them off. This gives me a bit of inspiration. My wife gets tired of them sitting on the dining room table all summer!

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